Playing with paint sticks – three techniques you must try

An innocent escape from the lack of inspiration πŸ˜‰

Playing with paint sticks – three techniques you must try – and I mean it! It can be so much fun – well, it is for me! I can’t stop myself from playing with them and get myself working on a design that I am supposed to be working on (shhhh, I’ll share with you when it’s done). I have no inspiration for that one… And paint sticks techniques are easy, non-messy and so effective! The other thing to do is all but easy, expected to be effective and potentially highly messy…

Of course, I try browsing Pinterest for inspiration, I take my toys out and try to figure out what I want to make but somehow I keep ending up making some shiny backgrounds, lovely notelets and thank you cards – testing three simple (and awesome!) techniques using paint sticks because I simply can’t resist! And the more I play the more ideas for paint sticks techniques I get! So today I wanted to share a video (yes, another one, I can’t believe it myself, lol) where I make three little cards I made with three very simple and very effective techniques that will make you love paint sticks – don’t worry, the links where you can buy them are under the video πŸ™‚ Keep reading for the video and the shopping list πŸ™‚

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What I’ve been up to this week

Hello my crafty friends, a week has gone by since my last post – gosh, the time is cruel, not enough of it for anything! Is it just me or would some extra hours in a day be really helpful? But you know what? I have just realised – my little blog is ONE MONTH OLD!Yay! That’s so awesome! Thanks to you all and the encouragement you give me in your comments and messages it is so great for me to share my creations with you – thank you, my friends, for the first month and the patience you have while I am trying to get to grips with everything πŸ™‚

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Nevertheless, crafting is always a good way to relax (I’m sure you are nodding your heads now). And I have discovered how versatile my paint sticks are, which only means I can’t get enough of them! I have been experimenting with various techniques that let me use them and I have made a video that shows three simple and awesome techniques perfect for cardmaking, art journalling and other paper crafts.

What exactly do I have in mind?Paint sticks techniques, of course!

Well, I have made these little cards – using paint sticks… and not much more – some stencils, some masking tape and some embossing folders. You may have seen my previous post on embossing and colouring where I used paint sticks to enhance the embossed image. Now I use the same technique but this time not for colouring the pattern but the background – leaving the pattern white. Like this:

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But that’s not all, I took a step further to see if I can make some lovely patterns on a card without embossing it. And guess what – it turns out there is no limit to what can be made this way! LOL! Masking is such a great technique – now that I think of it I could do some dots, stripes, little butterflies in white on a gorgeous colourful and shiny background… I think I have an idea for more videos, hahaha, I hope you don’t get bored with them too soon (LOL). But this how beautiful it turns out:

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And I tried playing with stencils too:

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Oh well, enough of this talking, let’s get to the point. Are you ready? Grab something to drink, a snack maybe, sit back and enjoy:

SuppliesΒ 

As promised, here are the links to buy paint sticks from Amazon (UK) and Ebay (US). Mine are not exactly these (I got mine from Poland) but I have found very VERY similar ones for you – and the colour range seems to be Β even wider than I have with mine. What’s even better – they are really very affordable – and very efficient too!

24 colours in a bumper pack! – a great deal really!

12 classic colours

6 metallic colours

For those of you who are in the US – here are similar paint sticks you can get on Ebay:

Playcolor Metallic Solid Tempera Paint Sticks (set of 6) | eBay
Playcolor Solid Color Tempera Poster Paint Sticks (set of 12) | eBay

Already have paint sticks? That’s fantastic, now pick an embossing folder, masking tape or a stencil and have fun πŸ™‚

Your support

If you enjoy my videos and the blog and you would like to support me, you can do so at no extra cost – if you buy any products following the links I provide in my posts, I might get a little commission (paid by the seller, which means no change to the price you would pay getting the same product directly from the seller). This way you would help me out immensely with the cost of maintaining the blog and I would very much appreciate it. Of course, you don’t have to buy the products if you don’t want to and still enjoy the stuff I make – and I will still be very happy to know you like it πŸ™‚

One more look at the paint sticks techniques in action

Fancy some more pictures? Here you go – paint sticks techniques with embossed panels and masking:Looking for new ideas for creative cards? Look no further - three easy techniques you can use to make cards that stand out and shine are now available for you to try - watch a video tutorial and enjoy creating #paperwishart #embossingfolders #cardmaking #tutorial #papercraft #creative #paintsticks #arttutorial #video

Try masking technique – all you need for this paint sticks technique is some masking tape (washi tape works well too):

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Use your embossing folders in a different way:

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Have some stencils or die-cuts negatives, AKA leftovers? Paint sticks techniques will make you use them and enjoy it (waste not want not, right?):

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You should have your head full of inspiration by now πŸ˜‰ Try these techniques and don’t forget to let me know how much you loved it (you can use @paperwishart on your social media) . And leave a comment below to have your say about these techniques – I love reading your comments πŸ™‚

Have a fabulous weekend filled with crafting and see you soon! x

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  1. Really enjoyed your film it was excellent quality as the paints really stand out. The whole presentation was fantastic. I will have to wait to purchase and hope they don’t sell out too quickly! I will hopefully be able to order soon via your blogg as they look amazing.

    1. Hi Jane, thank you for your comment 😘 I’m so happy that you liked the video πŸ˜ƒ I am sure there will be paint sticks available when you are ready to buy them, if not, let me know and I’ll find them for you 😊

    1. Thank you, Marie 😘 yes, the blends are pretty awesome, a bit of each colour makes the background look almost hollographic 😍 x

  2. Lovely work. Guess you could use a stencil, then tape over it irregularly and peel away for a different look agan, too.

    1. Thank you, Denise! How lovely to see you here 😊 and yes, you are right, this could actually be very interesting πŸ˜ƒ I will have a go and let you know – really curious about the effect. The paint dries very fast, but it has to be dry before placing the stencil again – if it’s still sticky it will peel off with the stencil. πŸ€” well, that might be interesting too πŸ˜ƒ xx

  3. Julita this is really good. I will be ordering my paint sticks from Amazon today! Thank you for showing this. x

    1. Thank you, Gill, I’m so glad you like it! ❀️ I am sure you will love them and enjoy using them for your beautiful cards 😊 xx

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